Graduate Certificate

Are you interested in standing out from the competition when you apply to a health-profession school? Our 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Aging and Geriatric Practice was designed just for you. In as little as one year, you can improve your resume, differentiate yourself from other applicants and impress admission committees at the medical school of your choosing — and no clinical experience is required to apply. 

Need even more advantages? You’ll also enjoy: 

  • Affordability 
    Our tuition rates are competitively priced at $550 per credit hour (plus student fees). 
  • Flexibility 
    This program is 100% online, so you can complete your work when it’s convenient for your schedule. 
  • Collaboration 
    With distinguished faculty members and like-minded peers, our virtual environment inspires engagement and collaboration at every step of the educational journey. 
  • Reputation 
    Give your resume an edge by earning a degree from a university that U.S. News ranks as one of the top 50 universities in the nation. 

You may also be eligible to apply all 15 credit hours earned in this graduate certificate to the MS in gerontology or the MS in medical physiology and aging (so long as you are accepted and earn a “B” or higher). While completing our graduate certificate program does not guarantee admission into either of our master’s degree programs, it may help satisfy admission requirements. 

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Required Core Courses

Course number course title credits spring summer fall
GMS 6099 Research Methods in Gerontology 3 X X X
GMS 6483 Theories of Aging 3 X
GMS 6484 Geriatric and Age-Related Disease 3 X X X
GMS 6486 Biology of Aging 3 X X X
GMS 6771 Clinical Neuroscience of Aging 3 X X X

Graduation Requirements

To earn this graduate certificate, students must complete the required 15 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 3.0.